Passing This Way

Jesus of Nazareth to Bethlehem came

Author: D. W. Crist
Tune: [Jesus of Nazareth, to Bethlehem came]
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus of Naz’reth, to Bethlehem came,
Healing the blind, the sick and the lame;
Oh, it was wonderful, blest be his name!
Still he is passing by.

Passing this way, passing this way,
Jesus is passing this way;
Oh, it was wonderful, blest be his name,
Still he is passing by.

2 Jesus of Naz’reth, the same as of old,
When a stray sheep away from the fold,
Gently and long he hath sought for my soul;
Still he is passing by. [Refrain]

3 Jesus of Naz’reth, on Calvary’s tree,
Shed his dear blood and set my soul free;
Oh, it was wonderful, how could it be?
Still he is passing by. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 2 #143

Author: D. W. Crist

Born: November 28, 1857, New Cham­bers­burg, Ohio. Died: March 24, 1929, Al­lia­nce, Ohio. Buried: Moul­trie Chapel Cem­e­te­ry, Moultrie, Ohio. Son of Ro­bert Crist and Mary Ruff Crist, Dan­i­el grad­u­at­ed from Ohio North­ern Un­i­ver­si­ty in 1882, and taught school in Co­lum­bi­a­na and Stark Coun­ty, Ohio, for 14 years. He be­came su­per­in­tend­ent of the Os­na­burg grade school in 1880, and for three years was su­per­in­tend­ent at New Frank­lin. In 1901, he was elect­ed to the Ohio state le­gis­la­ture, and be­came a state sen­a­tor in 1905. Crist was com­pos­ing as ear­ly as 1888, and at least through 1910, when he scored the FLOWER GIRL WALTZ. He worked for 30 years as a suc­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus of Nazareth to Bethlehem came
Title: Passing This Way
Author: D. W. Crist
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Passing this way
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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